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Strand of Oaks

New Music Video: "The Gray Tower" - Goshen Electric Co.

Strand Of Oaks’s Tim Showalter has joined forces with the surviving members of Magnolia Electric Co. to form Goshen Electric Co. as a tribute to Jason Molina. The collaborative project has recorded a pair of Songs: Ohia tracks, which will be released as a 7’’ on November 2 via Dead Oceans. Filmed by Colin Kerrigan & Rocco Avallone (Out Of Town Films), the video for “The Gray Tower,” with its behind-the-curtain, black & white setting, captures the genuine, heartfelt emotion and power of the song. It's soulful, at-home folk that simply kicks ass.

Weekend Warrior, July 28 - 30

Over the next three days, the musical fulcrum will largely focus on XPoNential Music Fest. A balanced assemblage of established and emerging talent from near and far settle onto the waterfront. Unfortunately, inclement weather may wash over Hurry’s set. However, Friday still has plenty on its tab – the encompassing reverberating power/ease of Angel Olsen coupled with the emotionally-exposed, energy-expelling rock of Hop Along and the stellar storytelling of Conor Oberst and Wilco. Saturday will culminate with local stalwart Amos Lee digging in with Preservation Hall Jazz Band. However, the meditative reverie of The Dove & The Wolf usher in the day, while Strand of Oaks roots itself in earnest, endearing narratives that blossom and flourish, gathering anthemic reach. On Sunday, the genre-melding hip-hop collective of Hardwork Movement and the Americana trio of No Good Sister help shape the day, reinforced by the bright Americana of Hurray For The Riff Raff and the rugged alt-country of Drive By Truckers. – Michael Colavita

More places to chill out this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Lainedee, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz, SUN Power Animal, Telepathic, Queen Jesus

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Dark Thoughts, SAT Jo Kusy, Illiminati Sequence

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Oso/Grimace Federation, Tektonic, Crouse, SAT Crazy Bull/Stateschoolgirl, Ultraviolet, SUN The Lot/Geniverse

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT On The Water, Geb the Great Cackler, SUN Boosegumps

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Violent Society

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT The Chris Paterno Band, The Last Generation On Film

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) This Is Hardcore: FRI Eaten Alive, SAT Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, SUN Activate

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Breakwater, SAT (Upstairs) Don McAvoy & the Great Whatever, Germany Hill/(Downstairs) The Core, Brown Sugar

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Blasphemous, SUN Sunchoke

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Carroll

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd  St.) SUN Mark Lanky (Record Release), Sad Actor,  White Lighters

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Final Showcase, SUN Resilient, Alright Junior

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Juice Wax (Album Release), Cookie Rabinowitz

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI No One You Know, Jason Jeffries and the Tall Trees, Rootsetters

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Jason Weiss, SUN Thomas Curtis

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Knightlife, Andorra, The Stone Eye, Shots Called, Mike Nappi, SAT Brendan Johnson, Kate Says

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight, Steal Your Peach

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Man Like Machine, Something Like A Monument, Dweeb, SAT Honeytiger, Mavis The Dog

Trash House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT CMBC, Soft Idiot, Who Loves You

All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Abi Reimold, Tutlie, Curtis Cooper

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Sun Organ

Camden Waterfront (2 Riverside Dr.) Xponential Fest: FRI Hop Along, Hurry, Swift Technique, SAT Amos Lee, Strand of Oaks, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Dove & The Wolf, Cliff Hillis, SUN No Good Sister, Hardwork Movement

New Video: "Radio Kids" (AB Session) - Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks strips away the arena-rock veneer of his latest single "Radio Kids," opting for an intensely intimate solo performance on a piano for the video series AB Sessions, recorded in Brussels. At its core, you find a song that really doesn't stray far away from the deeply haunting ballads found on earlier releases like Leave Ruin and Pope Killdragon, which is certainly a good thing for those just tuning in. His new LP Hard Love officially comes out February 17 via Dead Oceans, and he'll be back on stage in Philly on Friday, March 10 at Union Transfer.


Strand of Oaks' Winter Classic 2016 at Boot & Saddle Dec. 2 - 4

After a tumultuous year and half of touring the country in support of his heavily lauded LP Heal, Strand of Oaks returned to Philly last December for an intimate Winter Classic series at Boot & Saddle. The event was two nights of anything goes, which allowed Timothy Showalter the chance to unwind among friends and perform extended cuts of songs, do an assortment of covers, and even try his hand at some comedy. The end result was so successful that the local area singer-songwriter will be coming back to the South Philly venue for the Winter Classic 2016, and it will now feature three nights of shows under the same format. Showalter also just announced that he will be releasing a new album, Hard Love, on February 17 via Dead Oceans, and shared its lead single, “Radio Kids,” so expect him to be heavily armed with new tunes. Strand of Oaks will be supported each night by the rock ‘n’ roll show review stylings of Jason Anderson. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $15, 21+ (Photo by Alex Crick) - Bill McThrill

Weekend Warrior, December 11 - 13

After touring with a full band in support of his latest album HEAL (Dead Ocean) and being on road opening for My Morning Jacket, prolific indie/folk-rock singer-songwriter Strand of Oaks returns for a double dose of intimate, SOLD OUT, solo shows at Boot & Saddle tonight and tomorrow. During his Winter Classix, Tim Showalter will be performing a full on assortment of originals, covers, and collaborations with some of his favorite musicians. On night one, hell be joined by Jason Anderson, who has a new project called Tracks and will be backing Oaks for his sets each night on guitar and keys. And on the second evening, Showalter will be joined by jack of all music trades Jeff Ziegler with Strand of Oaks drummer Mike Sneeringer attempting comedy. Haha…right on! Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad St, 8PM, SOLD OUT, 21+ (Flier by Daniel Hughes) - Bill McThrill
More places to enjoy this “winter” weather this weekend…
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Strand Of Oaks, SAT Strand of Oaks, Jeff Zeigler, SUN Likers
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Serpent Throne, Ruby The Hatchet, SAT Work Drugs 5th Annual Holiday Spectacle, Kate Faust, Kississippi
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Trieves, Jesse Tyler, Salvo, SAT Teknacolor Ninja, SUN Total Fucking Destruction, Spent Flesh, Drones For Queens
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Snails
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SAT Modern Baseball
TLA (334 South St.)FRI Left To Vanish, SAT Brianna Collins & Ben Walsh
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Get The Led Out, SAT Running of the Santas: Mr. Greengenes, LeCompt, Gypsy Wisdom, Secret Service
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Gobble Ghoul, SAT Gene Wildest, Mat Burke, SUN Grandchildren, The Outside Eyes
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Cartoon Christmas Trio, The Young Singers of Keystone State Boy Choir, Pennsylvania Girl Choir, Find Your Instrument!
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Northern Liberties, Pig Pen, SAT (7pm) Chickabiddy, (9pm) Bridge Underwater, Momma Hankston, Assemble, Socko
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Darby, SAT Schoolly D, Cookie Rabinowitz
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI The People, Passion Crimes, SUN Jackie Paper, Tygaton
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, Sat DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Andrew Lipke
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI In The Presence of Wolves with Robbie Casablanca, Alright Junior, Fell Into Yesterday, SAT Oolala, Vilebred, Looseleaf Trio, The Funky T
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Rivers Monroe, Statues and Stories, Lauren Salvo
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI The Magic Message ,SAT Michael the Lion, Del, Shawn Ryan, SUN The Eric Jaffe Holiday Special
The Foundry (1100 Canal St.) SUN Questlove
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Revere, Polymer (Reunion), SAT The Strange Heat, Argonautic
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Box of Rain, The Wallace Brothers Band, SAT The Royal Noise
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Dopestroke, Narcos, SAT Janelle (Tape Release), The Whips, Groovy Movies
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Eaten Alive, Wrath and Ruin
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Thin Lips, Shannen Moser, SAT Tutlie, Northern Arms, Queen of Jeans
The Compound (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Population Zero, Disjawn
Cha-Cha'Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI A Virgin (Album Release), Butterfly Bandage, Wholy Holy, What Nerve
Your Mom’s House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Water Polo, Nyxy Nyx, Line Leader
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Mountain Chiefs, The Formless Form
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Trash Boy, King Slugger
Double H Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Coal Foamers, Secular, Doubles, Brandon Can’t Dance
Venue Boy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI QQQ, Night Windows, Svvje
Stone Cold Castle (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Uncle/Father Oscar, Old Charades

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